On this week’s DUMMY, David Goldblatt makes a long-awaited return to discuss the 77th-minute walkout by 10,000 Liverpool fans last weekend at Anfield. They were protesting a rise in ticket prices announced for next season, a decision the club has since reversed. Next, Jen Cooper of the Mixxed Zone podcast tells George about the somewhat drastic changeover in the USWNT roster for the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament, which begins today in Houston. She also previews the group stages and projects the knockout rounds.
This week on DUMMY, George is joined by youth soccer expert Brian Sciaretta from American Soccer Now to talk about two young players in the USMNT player pool turning heads abroad: Christian Pulisic, who just made his senior debut for Borussia Dortmund, and Matt Miazga, Chelsea’s newest center back. Amidst an unconvincing run of form for the USMNT, maybe we’re in less of a slide and more of an awkward generation shift.
On this episode of THE MIXXED ZONE, "The Keeper" Jen Cooper chats with Aussie WoSo reporter Ann Odong, founder and editor of The Women's Game, about the recent W-League Grand Final and the challenges of women's soccer development specific to the Matildas. Then Jen talks with former USMNT keeper Jeff Duback about one of his new projects as president of Hummel – supporting WoSo in Afghanistan.
This week on DUMMY, George and Bobby are joined by coach, scout and all around soccer savant Thomas Rongen to talk about the changing perceptions and requirements about the health and lifestyle choices of professional players. Then they’re joined by two pros, Matt Pyzdrowki from Helsinborgs IF and George John from NYCFC, to break down a key play during Everton’s game last week where Tim Howard conceded a penalty.
"The Keeper" Jen Cooper analyzes the mix of young and old on the USWNT roster for CONCACAF Olympic qualifying with SoccerWire's Charlie Boehm. They also discuss the Canadian WNT roster and Boehm's coverage of Mallory Pugh's rumored move to NWSL. Then Jen chats with Irish defender Megan Campbell about the game against the USWNT and her plans for post-college soccer.
On this episode of DUMMY, George and Bobby are joined by former US international turned soccer broadcaster Brian Dunseth to discuss Benny Fenny Feilhaber’s recent comments about Jurgen Klinsmann’s team selections. Then, Howler’s David Yaffe-Bellany joins us to discuss his recent piece about the meteoric rise -- and abrupt fall -- of Steven Cohen, and his early US soccer radio show, World Soccer Daily.
This week on DUMMY, we’re joined by writer James Dorsey, to discuss how Saudi Arabia is using soccer as a diplomatic tool to further isolate Iran from the rest of the world. Plus, Dermot Kavanaugh, the author of Different Class: Fashion, Football & Funk, the Story of Laurie Cunningham, about England’s first black soccer player discusses the book and the man who inspired it.
As the 2016 NWSL draft approaches, "The Keeper" Jen Cooper reviews team needs and draft possibilities with KeeperNotes.com editor Hal Kaiser, and also chats with Jennifer Gordon of Equalizer Soccer about 2016's top picks and the 2015 NCAA Div1 season.